Analyzes selected themes in the study of modern culture, such as health and medicine, sexuality, consumption, television, advertising, film, literature, art, music, architecture, and social, or cultural history.
TIAS 515B: Course subtitle: Torture and Ideology
An examination of U.S. torture post-9/11 within broader contexts of state practices of torture and their justifications.
Student learning goals
exploration of contemporary forms of anxiety in cultural context; and how anxieties about health intersect with other contemporary anxieties
explorations of aspects of modern and contemporary cultures through the metaphors and meanings of health
General method of instruction
Seminar discussion and instructor lecture.
graduate level course experience; although advanced undergraduates will be admitted to the course.
Class assignments and grading
Grading based on seminar participation, critical analysis of the readings, and library research term paper.
Normal modes of assessment of student achievement on assignments